Laura Diehl is creating original illustrated fairytale stories.
3
patrons
$6
per New Fairytale Story
Hello and thanks for stopping by!

Once upon a time there was a girl from the prairies of Oklahoma who longed to tell light-filled fairytales with both her pen and brush…(Or keyboard and Wacom tablet as the case may be.)

My Patreon Overview:
This Patreon is currently organized around my Original Fairytales project. My goal is to create new, fully illustrated, fairytale booklets based on my own fantasy world and ideas. The stories are "fairytales" in tone and style, but will not be based on any existent stories. Nor will they convey a heavy-handed moral (as fairytales from the past). As I will both write and illustrate these stories, I have hired a professional editor to give my story texts that extra level of professional polish.

All-Ages Stories:
In keeping with my glowing and whimsical style of art, these stories will also be all-ages. Though I hope to touch upon meaningful real life issues (couched in fantasy settings), my aim is to keep these stories on par with the content/ratings of a Pixar film. The aim is to create tales that are childlike and full of wonder but not pandering and childish, think Studio Ghibli. They will be a clean read as far as language and "on screen" violence. I believe in protagonists who use their wits and compassion to solve problems.

Rewards:
I'm offering many great goodies for Patrons. My focus is on creating full booklets for each story, so that is my primary reward emphasis too. In various tiers you will find early Patron access to digital PDFs of these booklets and well as PHYSICAL copies that can be mailed to your home -a great choice if you'd like to share these stories with your little one! Other treats include digital wallpapers, photoshop brushes, mini prints, and discount codes for my Etsy Art Shop.

The Story Booklets:
Each story will be released as a full color physical booklet printed on 80lbs gloss paper with saddle stitching at a 5.5" x 8.5" size. They stories will be around 20 pages each (give or take) when arranged at this size and around 2,000 words a pop. Each story spread will have decoration and illustration incorporated on it. For example, my story Koi Dragon has 8 interior illustrations + detailed cover painting.

Structure:
As I will be scheduling the creation of these stories and their artwork around my freelance illustration work, I will set up Patreon to bill my supporters when I release a new story booklet (as opposed to monthly). My goal is to do one-a-month, but I will need to see how sustainable that is. As a Patron you may change or modify your pledge at any time, tier rewards will be re-assessed each time a new story is released.

Etsy Coupons:
As a special thanks for joining, an Etsy coupon (good for art and items in my Etsy Art Shop) will be sent to the Patron tiers indicated after the first billing cycle since their join (in other words, after the next story release). These will be good for one week after they are delivered.

Changes:
As this is a new project, expect updates to the tiers, timeline, etc, as I explore what works best for the creation of these stories. I may also move on to other exciting illustrated projects in the future. My Patrons will be the first to know.

About Me:
Hello! I'm a freelance fantasy illustrator with a passion for glowing magical paintings. You can see my online art portfolio at: LauraDiehl.Art. Though I have always come up with stories around my artwork for myself, this is my first time writing, polishing, and publicly releasing them. I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy creating them.

Please consider joining me on this fairytale journey! Thank you!
Tiers
Acorn Spirit
$1 or more per New Fairytale Story 2 patrons
  • Access to behind-the-scenes Patreon-only blog and community.
  • Access to story art wallpaper(s).
  • My thanks!
Frost Fox
$5 or more per New Fairytale Story 1 patron
  • Access to behind-the-scenes Patreon-only blog and community.
  • Access to story art wallpaper(s).
  • HD PDF of each new book one week before they go public, access to all PDFs to-date.
  • Many thanks!
Strawberry Witch or Sand Wizard
$15 or more per New Fairytale Story 0 patrons
  • Access to behind-the-scenes Patreon-only blog and community.
  • Access to story art wallpaper(s).
  • HD PDF of each new book one week before they go public, access to all PDFs to-date.
  • PHYSICAL Booklet of each new story mailed to your home (US shipping included). 
  • 15% off coupon for my Etsy Shop! 
  • My gratitude!
Great Snowy Owl
$20 or more per New Fairytale Story 0 patrons
  • Access to behind-the-scenes Patreon-only blog and community. 
  • Access to story art wallpaper(s).
  • HD PDF of each new book one week before they go public, access to all PDFs to-date.
  • PHYSICAL Booklet of each new story mailed to your home (US or international shipping included).
  • Access to new Photoshop Brushes (If I make new ones from scratch for a given book. Average is 3-5 per story.)
  • 20% off coupon for my Etsy Shop! 
  • My gracious thanks!
Moss Dragon
$40 or more per New Fairytale Story 0 patrons
  • Access to behind-the-scenes Patreon-only blog and community.  
  • Access to story art wallpaper(s).
  • HD PDF of each new book one week before they go public, access to all PDFs to-date.
  • PHYSICAL Booklet of each new story mailed to your home (US or international shipping included). 
  • Access to new Photoshop Brushes (If I make new ones from scratch for a given book. Average is 3-5 per story.)
  • Mini Art Print of each new story's cover art. (5x8 size)
  • 30% off coupon for my Etsy Shop! 
  • My deep appreciation!
Forest God or Goddess
$100 or more per New Fairytale Story 0 patrons
  • Access to behind-the-scenes Patreon-only blog and community.   
  • HD PDF of each new book one week before they go public, access to all PDFs to-date.
  • PHYSICAL Booklet of EVERY story to-date mailed to your home (US or international shipping included), and a copy of each new book as it's released.
  • Access to new Photoshop Brushes (If I make new ones from scratch for a given book. Average is 3-5 per story.)
  • Mini Art Print of EVERY story's cover art to-date (5x8 size), and a mini art print with each new story.
  • Your name listed on the book's credit page. (For new books released while you are a member of this tier.)
  • 40% off coupon for my Etsy Shop! 
  • My undying gratitude!
Goals
$6 of $200 per New Fairytale Story
  • The journey begins. This is the first step toward making this style of storytelling sustainable.
  • When I reach this goal, every patron will get a thank-you post card!
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Hello and thanks for stopping by!

Once upon a time there was a girl from the prairies of Oklahoma who longed to tell light-filled fairytales with both her pen and brush…(Or keyboard and Wacom tablet as the case may be.)

My Patreon Overview:
This Patreon is currently organized around my Original Fairytales project. My goal is to create new, fully illustrated, fairytale booklets based on my own fantasy world and ideas. The stories are "fairytales" in tone and style, but will not be based on any existent stories. Nor will they convey a heavy-handed moral (as fairytales from the past). As I will both write and illustrate these stories, I have hired a professional editor to give my story texts that extra level of professional polish.

All-Ages Stories:
In keeping with my glowing and whimsical style of art, these stories will also be all-ages. Though I hope to touch upon meaningful real life issues (couched in fantasy settings), my aim is to keep these stories on par with the content/ratings of a Pixar film. The aim is to create tales that are childlike and full of wonder but not pandering and childish, think Studio Ghibli. They will be a clean read as far as language and "on screen" violence. I believe in protagonists who use their wits and compassion to solve problems.

Rewards:
I'm offering many great goodies for Patrons. My focus is on creating full booklets for each story, so that is my primary reward emphasis too. In various tiers you will find early Patron access to digital PDFs of these booklets and well as PHYSICAL copies that can be mailed to your home -a great choice if you'd like to share these stories with your little one! Other treats include digital wallpapers, photoshop brushes, mini prints, and discount codes for my Etsy Art Shop.

The Story Booklets:
Each story will be released as a full color physical booklet printed on 80lbs gloss paper with saddle stitching at a 5.5" x 8.5" size. They stories will be around 20 pages each (give or take) when arranged at this size and around 2,000 words a pop. Each story spread will have decoration and illustration incorporated on it. For example, my story Koi Dragon has 8 interior illustrations + detailed cover painting.

Structure:
As I will be scheduling the creation of these stories and their artwork around my freelance illustration work, I will set up Patreon to bill my supporters when I release a new story booklet (as opposed to monthly). My goal is to do one-a-month, but I will need to see how sustainable that is. As a Patron you may change or modify your pledge at any time, tier rewards will be re-assessed each time a new story is released.

Etsy Coupons:
As a special thanks for joining, an Etsy coupon (good for art and items in my Etsy Art Shop) will be sent to the Patron tiers indicated after the first billing cycle since their join (in other words, after the next story release). These will be good for one week after they are delivered.

Changes:
As this is a new project, expect updates to the tiers, timeline, etc, as I explore what works best for the creation of these stories. I may also move on to other exciting illustrated projects in the future. My Patrons will be the first to know.

About Me:
Hello! I'm a freelance fantasy illustrator with a passion for glowing magical paintings. You can see my online art portfolio at: LauraDiehl.Art. Though I have always come up with stories around my artwork for myself, this is my first time writing, polishing, and publicly releasing them. I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy creating them.

Please consider joining me on this fairytale journey! Thank you!

Recent posts by Laura Diehl

Tiers
Acorn Spirit
$1 or more per New Fairytale Story 2 patrons
  • Access to behind-the-scenes Patreon-only blog and community.
  • Access to story art wallpaper(s).
  • My thanks!
Frost Fox
$5 or more per New Fairytale Story 1 patron
  • Access to behind-the-scenes Patreon-only blog and community.
  • Access to story art wallpaper(s).
  • HD PDF of each new book one week before they go public, access to all PDFs to-date.
  • Many thanks!
Strawberry Witch or Sand Wizard
$15 or more per New Fairytale Story 0 patrons
  • Access to behind-the-scenes Patreon-only blog and community.
  • Access to story art wallpaper(s).
  • HD PDF of each new book one week before they go public, access to all PDFs to-date.
  • PHYSICAL Booklet of each new story mailed to your home (US shipping included). 
  • 15% off coupon for my Etsy Shop! 
  • My gratitude!
Great Snowy Owl
$20 or more per New Fairytale Story 0 patrons
  • Access to behind-the-scenes Patreon-only blog and community. 
  • Access to story art wallpaper(s).
  • HD PDF of each new book one week before they go public, access to all PDFs to-date.
  • PHYSICAL Booklet of each new story mailed to your home (US or international shipping included).
  • Access to new Photoshop Brushes (If I make new ones from scratch for a given book. Average is 3-5 per story.)
  • 20% off coupon for my Etsy Shop! 
  • My gracious thanks!
Moss Dragon
$40 or more per New Fairytale Story 0 patrons
  • Access to behind-the-scenes Patreon-only blog and community.  
  • Access to story art wallpaper(s).
  • HD PDF of each new book one week before they go public, access to all PDFs to-date.
  • PHYSICAL Booklet of each new story mailed to your home (US or international shipping included). 
  • Access to new Photoshop Brushes (If I make new ones from scratch for a given book. Average is 3-5 per story.)
  • Mini Art Print of each new story's cover art. (5x8 size)
  • 30% off coupon for my Etsy Shop! 
  • My deep appreciation!
Forest God or Goddess
$100 or more per New Fairytale Story 0 patrons
  • Access to behind-the-scenes Patreon-only blog and community.   
  • HD PDF of each new book one week before they go public, access to all PDFs to-date.
  • PHYSICAL Booklet of EVERY story to-date mailed to your home (US or international shipping included), and a copy of each new book as it's released.
  • Access to new Photoshop Brushes (If I make new ones from scratch for a given book. Average is 3-5 per story.)
  • Mini Art Print of EVERY story's cover art to-date (5x8 size), and a mini art print with each new story.
  • Your name listed on the book's credit page. (For new books released while you are a member of this tier.)
  • 40% off coupon for my Etsy Shop! 
  • My undying gratitude!